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Bristol: 01275 371333 Wakefield: 01924 562888 Exeter: 01392 327426 Cardiff: 02922 800985

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Founded in 1977, Craddys have been providing civil and structural engineering services for over 45 years. From our offices in Bristol, Exeter, Wakefield and Cardiff our team of 70 engineering enthusiasts provide expert services to a wide range of clients across the UK, delivering economic and well-engineered solutions that meet our clients’ needs.

We are specialists in structural engineering (buildings with structures of steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, timber, etc) and civil engineering (drainage systems, roads, car parks, earthworks, etc). We work in a variety of sectors including retail, commercial, industrial, education, healthcare and residential on projects with construction values up to £300 million.


Craddys have a growing team of civil engineers experienced in the design of residential developments and highways & infrastructure projects. Building good relationships working alongside the local authorities, our team of engineers successfully navigate their projects through the approvals process and beyond to achieve the best possible design solutions for our clients’ developments. Working closely with architects, Craddys use the latest civil engineering design software to create design solutions that everyone involved can be proud off, with a strong emphasis on achieving aesthetically pleasing designs with the correct balance of efficiency, safety and environmental impact.



Craddys have a compliment of experienced chartered structural engineers who are proficient in designing all primary building materials including steelwork, concrete, timber and masonry. We work across a broad range of sectors, including retail, commercial, industrial, healthcare and residential projects and can offer exceptional value engineered solutions. We regularly make use of complex computer modelling software to maximise designs and have a proven track record of cost saving and sustainable design. We pride ourselves on providing bespoke structural engineering solutions to all projects, and draw upon the experience of our award winning team to do so.



Craddys conduct appraisals and inspections of single buildings through to estates of multiple buildings including structural inspections and structural appraisals commenting on faults and defects and how to remedy them; forensic studies into the cause of problems and production of reports. We provide pre-development appraisals of buildings and sites, to identify potential abnormal costs involved in a development. We regularly perform FRAs (flood risk assessments) and FCAs (flood consequences assessments); drainage strategies and section agreement submissions.


Our civil and structural departments work fluidly within the 3D modelling environment and a BIM workflow to provide a data rich digital full scale model prior to the construction stage. This can be virtually reviewed and coordinated with other design team professions, from early stage site planning through to completed technical design. This provides a fully integrated and highly efficient design, omitting potential element clashes, offering huge benefits to our clients, design team members, the contractor and their sub consultants.

To complement and enhance our services, we have adopted a fully coordinated Virtual Reality approach to our projects. This visual aid provides greater understanding of the building and external works, with greater coordination between all stakeholders and the client being achieved.

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